Blood Pressure 2018: BP Guidelines: Same Game with Different Rules? and Secondary Hypertension: An Update with Cases

Course details

  • 4.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 4.50 Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™)
  • 4.50 nursing contact hours
Price: $1.00
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Program Description: 



Program Overview & Target Audience:

Hypertension is a common public health problem and affects approximately 30-40% of all adults in the US. The guidelines for BP goals have been evolving and the most recent guidelines from the AHA/ACC target a lower BP goal then previously recommended. There are many controversies about these new guidelines and what the appropriate goal BP is in the different populations including patients with low cardiovascular risk, patients with chronic kidney disease, diabetes and the elderly. There are also many nuances in the treatment of secondary hypertension and the program will discuss approaches to the diagnosis and management of patient with Peochromocytoma, primary aldosteronism and renovascular disease. We will also discuss other more unique areas of hypertension including the treatment of neurogenic hypotension and the use of novel therapies for the treatment of hypertension specifically renal denervation.

This activity is designed for nephrologists, cardiologists, physician assistants, advance practice nurses, healthcare professionals, residents and fellows.

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Examine the new BP guidelines and that physicians and health care providers should adhere to
  • Explain the rationale for the new BP guidelines
  • Define BP goals in specific populations including DM and CKD
  • Describe the diagnosis and management of pheochromocytoma
  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of primary aldosteronism
  • Discuss the diagnosis and management of renovascular hypertension
  • Construct novel therapies of treatment of hypertension specifically the role of renal denervation

Registration Fees:

The registration fee for Blood Pressure 2018: BP Guidelines: Same Game with Different Rules? and Secondary Hypertension: An Update with Cases is $50 for all attendees. All University of Pennsylvania, Drexel/Hahnemann University faculty, staff, fellows, residents and students may attend at no charge. Jefferson University residents, fellows and students may also register at no charge. The registration fee includes admission to the conference, a course booklet, and link to view the presentations online, and a credit certificate. The fee also includes continental breakfast and mid-morning break.

We cannot accept faxed registration forms. Please see the top of the registration form for mailing information. All registrations will be confirmed electronically if your registration form and fee are received by September 28, 2018.

Meeting Location:

Blood Pressure 2018: BP Guidelines: Same Game with Different Rules? and Secondary Hypertension: An Update with Cases will be held Friday, October 12, 2018 at the Smilow Center for Translational Research, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19104.

Directions & Parking: The Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium is located on the 1st Floor level of the Smilow Center for Translational Research. Smilow CTR is connected to the Perelman Center for Advanced Medicine and is located at 3400 Civic Center Blvd, Philadelphia, PA. We strongly recommend you GPS or use an online driving directions site (such as, or for exact directions to and from your starting point or if you prefer, to take public transportation to and from campus, please visit for options.

The 3600 Civic Center Blvd Parking Garage is open for public parking. This garage is accessible from Civic Center Blvd and is located at Civic Center Blvd and West Service Drive (next to the Colket Research Center). The Smilow TRC is about a 5 minute walk from the parking garage. Parking is $20 per day and parking fees are not paid for or reimbursed by the conference.

Accreditation & Designation of Credit:

In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: Penn Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses: This activity is approved for 4.5 contact hours.

Cancellation & Refund Policy:

In order to process refunds for course withdrawals, cancellations must be received in writing by September 28, 2018 (subject to a service charge equivalent to 10% of the registration fee, but no less than $15.00). No refunds will be issued thereafter.

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the University will refund registration fees, but is not responsible for related costs or expenses to participants, including cancellation fees assessed by hotels, airlines, and travel agencies.

Live event: 
Live event
Event date: 
Fri, 10/12/2018 - 7:30am - 2:00pm
Smilow Center for Translational Research
3400 Civic Center Boulevard
Arthur H. Rubenstein Auditorium
Philadelphia, PA, 19104
United States
This live activity started on October 12th, 2018 and is no longer available for enrollments.
Available credit:
  • AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™: 4.50
  • Certificate of Attendance (Designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™): 4.50
  • nursing contact hours: 4.50
Activity Documents
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Philadelphia, PA 19104-6061
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In support of improving patient care, Penn Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.